Dispose-A-Med (Medication Disposal)

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Dispose-A-Med is an environmentally-friendly alternative to safely dispose of your unused medications to protect our environment; protect children, pets and wildlife; and prevent potential prescription abuse.

More information at Dispose A Med (pima.gov) or call 520-724-7911.

What’s Accepted:

  • Expired/unused/unneeded prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter meds
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Vitamins
  • Veterinarian prescribed meds

What’s NOT Accepted:

  • Liquids
  • Cremes
  • Inhalation/aerosol bottles
  • Sharps
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Batteries

Permanent Dispose-A-Med Boxes (open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday)

Tucson Police Department

  • Southside Santa Cruz Substation
    4410 S. Park Ave.
  • Westside Police Service Center
    1310 W. Miracle Mile
  • Midtown Substation
    1100 S. Alvernon Way
  • Downtown Main Station
    270 S. Stone Ave.
  • Eastside Rincon Substation
    9670 E. Golf Links Rd.

Other locations in Pima County

Drop off items labeled acid, flammable, caustic, poison, caution, toxic, danger, or warning at a Household Hazardous Waste site.

Additional Information:

The program was formed in 2009 to protect public health and safety, and promote protection of the environment and preservation of groundwater quality through safe collection and disposal of unwanted medications and personal care products. Partners include the Pima County Health Department, the City of Tucson, Tucson Water, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the Household Hazardous Waste Program, and other area organizations. Dispose-A-Med is free, safe, secure and confidential.

Contact Us

Contact Information

EMERGENCY (24 hours)
(broken water main or pipeline, etc.)


Customer Service & Billing
520-791-3242 or 800-598-9449 (toll-free)
Phone hours: Mon.- Fri. 8 am-5 pm

  • 310 Alameda St. - Closed
  • 1100 S. Alvernon Way Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • 4004 S. Park Ave Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • 201 N Stone Ave. 8:30 am-4:30 pm

TTY device communications: 520-791-2639
Paymentus help line: 800-420-1663 (24/7)
Paymentus support: customercare@paymentus.com